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With the Festival Season ahead one of the most popular events is set to be a true Highlight of the year, yet again.

Graveyard at Underground, Cologne April 30th 2011

Rock Hard Festival 2012 offers a large amount of bands that cover almost all Metal and Rock genres available these days. Especially the Retro, Stoner and Sludge section finally arrives along the beautiful sight of the Rhine-Herne-Chanel, as the likes of GRAVEYARD and KVELERTAK will visit the city of Gelsenkirchen this year.

Furthermore the Queen of Doom herself Jex Thoth will pay her respects to the international audience.

Jex Thoth at Stoned From The Underground 2011

Another Highlight will be the appearance of british Death Metal veterans BOLT THROWER who are known for hardly playing live at all and being generously offering their self-printed merchandise at fan-friendly prices. They already annihilated the ROCK HARD FESTIVAL area some years ago and now it is time to return and destroy the place complete!

Bolt Thrower at Attak, Enschede April 30th 2010

For all fans of all-female Hard Rock Bands GIRLSCHOOL will the one band you shouldn’t miss. GIRLSCHOOL are well-known for turning every festival into a gigantic nuthouse. At Rock Hard Festival 2012 they will play a special “Hit And Run” set, which will be one of the festival´s highlights for sure.

And as a special fan request MOTORJESUS from Mönchengladbach will enter the stage set right in front of the channel for the very first time. The band that used to be called The SHITHEADZ offers an independently and outstanding of Rock and Metal elements that will make the crowed go insane!

Check out the complete Running Order:

Friday, May 25th

21:30 – 23:00 TURBONEGRO
19:45 – 21:00 KVELERTAK
18:15 – 19:15 KRISIUN
17:00 – 17:45 RAM
15:55 – 16:40 JEX THOTH
15:00 – 15:35 DEATHFIST

Saturday, May 26th

21:30 – 23:00 BOLT THROWER
19:45 – 21:00 PSYCHOTIC WALTZ
18:15 – 19:15 TANKARD
17:00 – 17:45 UNLEASHED
15:50 – 16:35 HELL
14:45 – 15:25 PORTRAIT
13:45 – 14:25 MOTORJESUS
12:45 – 13:25 DR. LIVING DEAD!

Sunday, May 27th

21:30 – 23:00 W.A.S.P.
19:45 – 21:00 UNISONIC
17:40 – 18:40 MAGNUM
16:15 – 17:10 GIRLSCHOOL
15:10 – 15:55 GRAVEYARD
14:05 – 14:45 HIGH SPIRITS
13:00 – 13:40 ´77
12:00 – 12:40 ALPHA TIGER

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